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Today

The Department of Biostatistics presents its Fall 2016 seminar series featuring Chao Du, Ph.D., Department of Statistics, University of Virginia, discussing "A Fast Computational Algorithm for Optional Pólya Tree Based Inference" in One Capitol Square, Third Floor, Room 305. For more information, contact Dipankar Bandyopadhyay at dbandyop@vcu.edu or (804) 827-2058 or visit http://www.biostatistics.vcu.edu/seminars-invited-talks/.

Muslim Students Association presents a Be the Match registry drive at the University Student Commons concession stand. Participants can provide hope to thousands of leukemia, lymphoma, blood cancer and many other patients waiting for a bone marrow transplant by signing up to be on the bone marrow registry. For more information, contact Cress Miller at crmiller2@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6348 or visit http://bit.ly/2gaGocw.

Religious Studies Society presents "On Being Muslim in Post-Election America: Challenges and Possibilities" featuring Samaneh Oladi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Islamic studies, in the Commons Theater. This talk will attempt to challenge misrepresentations of Islam and Muslims that has infiltrated the media and political discourses over the past decade. For more information, contact Shripadh Chitta at chittass@mymail.vcu.edu.

Salvation and Praise Campus Church @ VCU presents its fourth annual "Ain't No Stoppin' Us" program in Hibbs Hall, Room 203. There will be free T-shirts, gift card raffles, free food and Bibles. The speaker will be 'Tayo Brown, God's Remnant Assembly. For more information, contact Nicole Ilechie at ilechiena@vcu.edu or (240) 354-0113 or visit http://salvationandpraiseofgra.org.

This week

The RAMifications hold a free a cappella holiday concert in the Harris Hall Auditorium. For details, find the RAMifications Final Concert event on Facebook. For more information, contact Megan Petzold at petzoldme@vcu.edu.

Chili's at VCU hosts the official Men's Basketball away game watch party on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. verses Illinois. Fan can catch the HAVOC on each of Chilis' nine TVs and take advantage of specials like the $5 game-day burger. Attendees are encouraged to wear VCU gear for free giveaways and prizes. Limited free parking will be available to Chili's customers across the street in the JL Lot. Follow VCUDine on Facebook for details and the complete watch party schedule. For more information, contact Lauren Hay at lhay@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1148.

The Notochords A Cappella Ensemble presents "An Evening with The Notochords" in the Commons Theater. Admission is free. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Alex Bloom at bloomaj@vcu.edu or (703) 395-7706.

Coming up

University Counseling Services and The Center for Human-Animal Interaction present "Paws for Stress" in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-D. Participants can play with certified therapy dogs from the Center for Human-Animal Interaction as a way to unwind from semester stress. For more information, contact Tori Keel at vakeel@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6200 or visit http://www.students.vcu.edu/counseling.

Notices

RamAway: Accepting Reservations Through Dec. 8

For those needing a ride back home for winter break, RamAway provides free transportation for faculty, staff and students during designated holidays and semester breaks to and/or from the Richmond International Airport, Greyhound Bus Station and Amtrak at Main Street Station and Staples Mill Road. RamAway is currently accepting reservations for rides departing campus through Saturday, Dec. 17. For more information, contact Lou Ann Jones at ramaway@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7275 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/ramaway.

RamSafe Service Disruptions on Dec. 3

Due to road closures for the Dominion Christmas Parade, on Saturday, Dec. 3, RamSafe will discontinue service at 3:30 a.m. RamSafe will resume normal service hours on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Lou Ann Jones at ramsafe@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7275 or visit http://www.parking.vcu.edu/transportation/ramsafe/.

RamRide Service Disruptions

From Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 5, at 6 a.m., the Campus Connector will be rerouted from Franklin St. to Cary St. As a result, the following stops will not be serviced: Franklin and Monroe; Franklin and 2nd St.; Franklin and 4th St.; Franklin and 7th St.; and One Capitol Square. To help accomodate patrons, a temporary stop will be placed at Madison and Jefferson streets (by the Jefferson Street Parking Deck). On Saturday, Dec. 3, the 3rd and Marshall St. stop will not be serviced until 2 p.m. For more information, contact Jonsette Calloway at ramride@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7275 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/ramride.

Barnes & Noble @ VCU Stores Now Match Online Prices

The Barnes & Noble @ VCU bookstores price match textbooks with Amazon, BN.com and local competitors. B&N bookstores will price match books, at the time of purchase, every day. For orders placed though the website early, we will price match those textbooks through the first week of classes. For more information, contact Amy Randolph at arandolph@vcu.edu or visit https://bnc.pgtb.me/0X3s0B.

VCU Globe: Accepting Applications for Faculty Fellows

VCU Globe accepts applications for the Faculty Fellows program. Applications from faculty in a wide variety of academic disciplines are encouraged. Eligible applicants hold full-time appointments in their disciplines, work as adjunct faculty at VCU or represent a Richmond-area community partner. Fellows teach an upper-level 3-credit seminar/elective course to VCU Globe students. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 20. For more information, contact Jill Blondin at jblondin@vcu.edu or visit http://www.global.vcu.edu/vcuglobe/faculty/.

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